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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
approach to discipline may be violating some students' civil rights here in oakland of the some of the numbers are quite startling when you look at the suspension rates, considering that oakland public schools have about 32% of their students are black but they make up about 63% of all the students that are suspended and sent home. now, the office of civil rights looked into whether black students may be treated more harshly than white students when it comes to discipline. the action plan includes a number of changes over the next five years. the district will move toward restorative discipline instead of their zero tolerance policy. instead of a select 11 schools, this will roll out at 38 of its 86 schools, including all middle and high schools. the top goal here is to reduce the number of out of school suspensions for all students, but as well as the suspensions for african-american and special ed students. it will also reduce what they're calling defiance-related suspensions. some civil rights advocates said on its own, it sounded rather vague. reporting live in oakland, christie sm
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 11:00am PDT
hungry. >>> the oakland school board is cutting a deal with the feds to end a civil rights investigation. the board says african-american students make up 32% of the student population. they account for 63% of all suspensions. this spring, the department of education's office for civil rights looked into the school district and if they treated black students more harshly than white students. the district agreed to make changes to the zero tolerance policy for the next five years. >>> marla, the albany middle school teacher accused of lewd act was a child is set to appear in a courtroom this afternoon. about 100 parents packed the library at the school to find out more about the arrest of james azumasaki. he was arrested in his albany home on wednesday morning on suspension of lewd acts with a child under 14. >> a very delicate situation of an arrest being made and allegation being made, but no charges as of yet. you have to be very careful when you talk to kids and when you talk to parents. >> now substitute teacher is teaching azusumaki's class. the school will redistribute among other
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
a deal to end the civil rights investigation. the board says african-american students receive an unfair majority of suspensions. the board has a plan in place to make sure students are treated equally. >>> a mother ran away leaving her daughter behind at the safeway to deal with police. the girl is staying with her grandmother. >>> nobel peace laureate ang sang su kyi will visit the area. she will speak at a sold out event tomorrow. we will have a look at the forecast and the morning commute when we come back. >>> welcome back. taking a live look at san francisco. i want to step out of the way so you see how foggy it is. that is the natural coolant off the pacific. we will soar into the weekend. a dangerous heat wave. if you work outdoors and you are caught off guard, you want to stay hydrated. it is not too bad right now. 61 in livermore. sunny finish for today. warmer than acknowledge conditions. heat wave sunday through tuesday. toward the end of next week, cooler weather arrives. we have to get through this, saturday through tuesday, triple digit heat. stay cool out there. le
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
university chancellor. the agreement also calls on university officials to work with civil liberty advocates to modify crowd control policies and police response tactics. >>> coming up next, the world is right in pro football. that's right. the details of that brand-new contract with the nfl referees coming up. >>> elementally schoolkids getting a taste of college. how it's helping them prepare for their future. >>> temperatures keep climbing like a ladder. we're still keeping rain in the forecast. lots to talk about when we come back. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> now for the latest on that
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
? >> that's right. here's a copy of the civil suit that she filed here just yesterday. it was filed here at the contra costa superior court in martinez. in it, it claims that an entire school district was hiding sexual abuse. >> to me, it's like everything could have been stopped right then and there with that one letter. >> the letter kristen kanaan is talking about is a letter she claims remained hidden in a file at the school district for nearly 20 years. >> i'm writing to inform the administration of an incident that occurred in june of 1990. >> reporter: this letter is dated june 1994 and was allegedly sent to the school principal by an 18-year-old girl. in it, the woman documents alleged sexual abuse by a science teacher at joaquin middle school. >> on this day in june, however, when we arrived at my house, he stopped the car, kissed me on the mouth and placed his hand on my chest and inside my shirt. >> reporter: kristen was raped and stalked by her p.e. teacher in the mid '90s, who is now serving an eight-year sentence for the crime. she claims she was also touched inappropriately b
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
found that it actually may be violating some students' civil rights. specifically right now african-american students make up about 32% of all students in oakland public schools, but they receive 63% of all the suspensions given out. in may the department of education's office of civil rights looked into whether the district treated black students more harshly than white students. the agreement means that there will be changes happening within the next five years. the district will move towards restorative type discipline instead of zero tolerance. now, instead of the initial 11 schools that they talked about, they'll roll this out in 38 of its 86 schools. what they want to do is bring down the suspension rate overall, including suspensions for african-american and special education students. they'll try and reduce defiance-related suspensions. civil advocates say that it's rather vague. now that the board has gone ahead and approved this, what this means is that the entire federal investigation is over and complete. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>>
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. frances coe, nbc news. >>> a little more than a month away from decision 2012 and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> obama is going to be formidable and ike it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides are already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama is staying in colorado. >> wednesday night big one, number one. >> thursday morning will be big
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> the naacp is pressing the u.n. to send observers to monitor this year's elections. the civil rights group believes up to 6 million americans are being blocked from voting because of felony criminal records. >>> in spain, dozens of protesters have been injured in clashes with police. they're angry over cuts in public employee salaries, health and education as spain races to deal with massive debt. >>> in russia, this is incredible video. it shows a truck driver literally walking away from a crash with another big rig completely unharmed. he was hurled from his cab at the moment of impact but amazingly landed right side up with barely a scratch. >>> and finally, this is the deepest view space you have ever seen. the hubble telescope has sent back a picture more than 13 billion light years in the making. it's a collage of views, more than 5,000 galaxies captured over ten years. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,457 after stumbling 101 points yesterday. the s&p dropped 15. the nasdaq tumbled 43. taking a look at overseas trad
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
civil rights in america. francis coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in maine a group of strangers spring into action when an elderly woman drove her car into the portland harbor. the ban of good samaritans pulled the 84-year-old out of her car moments before it sank. the woman is in stable condition. some of the rescuers had to be treated for hypothermia. >>> karma geddon two has come to an end just for the end of the rush hour. the demolition job that shut down the 405 freeway hit a snag when the column collapsed. despite the hurdle, work crews completed a major component of the four-year expansion project. >>> in kentucky, a test of strength was on display. 34 teams of 20 people battled to see who could pull a 757 cargo plan 12 feet in the fastest time. the competitors showed the money as well as some muscle. all of the teams raised a thousand dollars for the special olympics. all for a good cause. >>> finally, hawaiians continued their love affair with spam hundreds gathered to build the world's largest mosubi. the 628-pound hawai
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
ernie's right to a civil union. the debate was the most tweeted about event in u.s. political history. >>> former saved by the bell star is suffering from bipolar disorder. "people" interviewed the women after lark's appearance on tv last spring had fans wondering about her drastic new look. "people" said she did talk about voices in her head and explained long pauses in her answers as moments of prayer. >>> and a cleveland school bus driver was fed up with one woman he said repeatedly drove on the sidewalk to go on his bus when he stopped to pick up a disabled child. so he had police set up a sting. >> all right. justice has been served. >> well, the driver pleaded not guilty tuesday to reckless operation and failing to stop for a school bus. that will teach him. it's 8:06. let's go over to al with a check of your weather. >> guess he doesn't know about the video. >> i guess not. >> thanks, nat. let's see what we've got for you as far as today's weather is concerned. we are looking at our pick city of the day. it is laredo, texas. sunny, hot, near 100 degrees. and as we look at the s
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
absentee ballots there in some areas are already up 30% over 2008. lynn? >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thanks so much. >>> world leaders at the united nations discussed violence in syria, rebel forces attacked the capital and reported the deadliest day of the civil war. more than 340 people are reported to have died yesterday in fighting across the country. in damascus, a white van exploded outside the military command center. a second bomb went off about ten minutes later inside the compound. and gun battles went on for hours. 4 guards were killed and 14 others were injured in that attack. >>> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today in america." in texas, a fast-food restaurant there became a house of horrors for one employee. the worker was forced at gunpoint to empty three cash registers into the masked robber's bag. the early-morning robbery ended when the employee was shoved into a freezer and the suspect escaped. police have not made any arrests. >>> a special guest arrived at a hawaiian vacation resort in unique fashion. afte
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